We Deserve A Break travel blog

View from our deck, early spring

The road to our house

First spring daffodils

Two weeks later

Bucky Beaver


After an unexpected trip to an Endodontist in Nashville yesterday for a root canal for Harry we're home and packing for our big trip. Lucky timing for Harry as it would have been a drag to spend our first day in Auckland trying to find a dentist! We're going to spend the night in a Nashville motel so we can be at the airport at 5:00 AM, which will really feel like 4:00 AM since the time is "Springing Forward" for daylight savings at 2:00 AM. When we finally get to Auckland it will be early Monday afternoon here and early Tuesday morning there.

It's me, Harry. I feel fine, excited, but I just walked by a mirror and I look like Bucky Beaver with a cheekfull of acorns (or whatever beavers eat)! Maybe I'll look appropriately pathetic when we hit customs with a veritable pharmacy in our bags- I have meds for pain, sleep, awake, stomach, bowel, blood pressure, cholesterol and thrombosis. Wonder if they have malaria in NZ? We have everything in 2 21" suitcases, a carry-on bag and a Wal-Mart daypack. I'm sitting here in our house on Center Hill Lake, looking out at 41 degrees F., 15 mph wind, and rain, but HEY, WE'RE ON VACATION!!

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